SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Parents can get their children free immunizations without appointments this week for National Infant Immunization Week.
Doctors say vaccine-preventable diseases are still a threat. Immunizations help protect children from 14 potentially deadly diseases like polio, measles, mumps and chickenpox.
Children whose parents cannot afford vaccines can get them free through a federally funded program.
National Immunization Survey Data shows vaccination rates are increasing. Now 73% of children are receiving six vaccines.